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 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2000
 Month: October
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Eleventh Amendment Issues

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Eleventh Amendment Issues

Date: October 25, 2000
Creator: Jones, Nancy Lee
Description: This report provides a brief overview of the Eleventh Amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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Appropriations for FY2001: Energy and Water Development

Appropriations for FY2001: Energy and Water Development

Date: October 13, 2000
Creator: Humphries, Marc & Behrens, Carl E
Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development Appropriations.
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Appropriations for FY2001: Interior and Related Agencies

Appropriations for FY2001: Interior and Related Agencies

Date: October 17, 2000
Creator: Greenwood, Alfred R
Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations.
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Army Aviation: The RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Issue

Army Aviation: The RAH-66 Comanche Helicopter Issue

Date: October 17, 2000
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: Although it has been a high priority Army program, a number of factors have complicated the RAH-66 Comanche program. Since its inception, the program has been restructured several times–postponing the initial operational capability (IOC) and increasing overall program costs. Presently, there is debate within the Army regarding whether the program should be reduced significantly to make funds available to pursue other modernization priorities.
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China's Foreign Conventional Arms Acquisitions: Background and Analysis

China's Foreign Conventional Arms Acquisitions: Background and Analysis

Date: October 10, 2000
Creator: Kan, Shirley A; Bolkcom, Christopher & O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: This report examines the major, foreign conventional weapon systems that China has acquired or has committed to acquire since 1990, with particular attention to implications for U.S. security concerns. It is not the assumption of this report that China’s military, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), will engage in conflict with other forces in Asia. Nonetheless, since the mid-1990s, there has been increasing concern about China’s assertiveness in Asia and greater threats against Taiwan.
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Depreciation and the Taxation of Real Estate

Depreciation and the Taxation of Real Estate

Date: October 25, 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Derivatives Regulation: Legislation in the 106th Congress

Derivatives Regulation: Legislation in the 106th Congress

Date: October 10, 2000
Creator: Jickling, Mark
Description: The 106th Congress is considering a general overhaul of derivatives regulation. Pending legislation would codify the unregulated status of certain derivatives, exempt many other currently-regulated contracts from oversight by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and permit the trading of a new kind of contract: a futures contract based on the stock of an individual corporation. Derivatives legislation has been reported out of committee in both House and Senate. This report analyzes this legislation in the 106th Congress, and will be updated as developments warrant.
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Diesel Fuel and Engines: An Overview of New Emissions Regulations

Diesel Fuel and Engines: An Overview of New Emissions Regulations

Date: October 5, 2000
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D
Description: This report reviews the final regulations on diesel fuel and diesel engine emissions signed by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner December 21, 2000 and promulgated January 18, 2001. This report examines the rule’s potential impacts on fuel supply, summarizes the issues related to pollution controls, discusses potential impacts on the economy, and discusses issues raised by the timing and implementation schedule of the proposed rule.
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District of Columbia Appropriations Act for FY2001: Comparison of General Provisions of P.L. 106-113, and House and Senate Versions of H.R. 4942

District of Columbia Appropriations Act for FY2001: Comparison of General Provisions of P.L. 106-113, and House and Senate Versions of H.R. 4942

Date: October 3, 2000
Creator: Boyd, Eugene
Description: This report discusses the appropriations act for FY2001, proposed budget includes $ 445 million in federal payments and assistance to the District of Columbia.
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Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 2000 (H.R. 5018): Summary in Brief

Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 2000 (H.R. 5018): Summary in Brief

Date: October 3, 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Emergency Farm Assistance in FY2000: Description and State Distribution

Emergency Farm Assistance in FY2000: Description and State Distribution

Date: October 4, 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Executive Order 12919: Emergency Powers of the President

Executive Order 12919: Emergency Powers of the President

Date: October 23, 2000
Creator: Burdette, Robert B
Description: Executive Order 12919 concerns industrial preparedness during times of war and national emergency. This brief report uses simple language to describe what Executive Order 12919 does. It is intended to clarify common misunderstandings about the Order’s purpose and scope.
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Federal Grants to State and Local Governments: A Brief History

Federal Grants to State and Local Governments: A Brief History

Date: October 10, 2000
Creator: Canada, Ben
Description: This report discusses the history of the federal grants-in-aid system, which predates the Constitution. he grants-in-aid system assumed its current form when President Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated his New Deal programs. Since Roosevelt, the grants-in-aid system has expanded, especially in the number and dollar amount of categorical grant programs.
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FOREIGN AID AUTHORIZATION: THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, TRADE PROMOTION, AND ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT OF 2000

FOREIGN AID AUTHORIZATION: THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, TRADE PROMOTION, AND ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT OF 2000

Date: October 12, 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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The Foreign Sales Corporation (FSC) Tax Benefit for Exporting and the WTO

The Foreign Sales Corporation (FSC) Tax Benefit for Exporting and the WTO

Date: October 11, 2000
Creator: Brumbaugh, David L
Description: None
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The House Apportionment Formula in Theory and Practice

The House Apportionment Formula in Theory and Practice

Date: October 10, 2000
Creator: Huckabee, David C.
Description: This report has four major purposes: to summarize the constitutional and statutory requirements governing apportionment; to explain how the current apportionment formula works in theory and in practice; to summarize recent challenges to it on grounds of unfairness; and to explain the reasoning underlying the choice of the equal proportions method over its chief alternative, major fractions.
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Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 106th Congress

Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 106th Congress

Date: October 18, 2000
Creator: Wasem, Ruth Ellen; Bruno, Andorra; Krouse, William J & Eig, Larry M
Description: None
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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Services in Private Schools under P.L. 105-17

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Services in Private Schools under P.L. 105-17

Date: October 19, 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Internet and E-Commerce Statistics: What They Mean and Where to Find Them on the Web

Internet and E-Commerce Statistics: What They Mean and Where to Find Them on the Web

Date: October 24, 2000
Creator: Tehan, Rita
Description: Statistics indicating Internet usage are imprecise. It is difficult to measure the scale of the Internet (or the World Wide Web), calculate the number and types of users (age, sex, race, gender, location, etc.), or forecast future growth. This report discusses the inherent complexities of estimating Internet and electronic commerce growth and describes various types of Internet statistics, discussing how to evaluate them and providing Web addresses for locating them. In addressing these topics, it is important to understand how the statistics are compiled, how they are used, and what their limitations are.
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Major Tax Issues in the 106th Congress: A Summary

Major Tax Issues in the 106th Congress: A Summary

Date: October 19, 2000
Creator: Government Finance and Taxation Section
Description: None
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MANDATORY DEPORTATION OF CRIMINAL ALIENS: PROPOSED RELIEF FOR LONG-TERM RESIDENTS

MANDATORY DEPORTATION OF CRIMINAL ALIENS: PROPOSED RELIEF FOR LONG-TERM RESIDENTS

Date: October 5, 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Medicaid and SCHIP Provisions in H.R. 5291 and S. 3165 (the 2000 Medicare “Refinement Bills”)

Medicaid and SCHIP Provisions in H.R. 5291 and S. 3165 (the 2000 Medicare “Refinement Bills”)

Date: October 13, 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: None
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Military Airlift: C-17 Aircraft Program

Military Airlift: C-17 Aircraft Program

Date: October 17, 2000
Creator: Bolkcom, Christopher
Description: None
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MISSILES FOR STANDOFF ATTACK: AIR-LAUNCHED AIR-TO-SURFACE MUNITIONS PROGRAMS

MISSILES FOR STANDOFF ATTACK: AIR-LAUNCHED AIR-TO-SURFACE MUNITIONS PROGRAMS

Date: October 17, 2000
Creator: unknown
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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